KNUTSFORD residents seeking a lower speed limit on a road where there have been three fatal crashes can sign an e-petition started by Knutsford resident Allan McNicol.

To sign the petition go to, and scroll down to the Manchester Road petition

Father-of-two Ian Glanister, 29, from St Helens, died at the scene after his motorbike was in collision with a car next to the Cottons Hotel on Manchester Road at 6.24pm on Thursday, March 28.

The fatal crash was the third on that stretch of road in the past four years.

A motorcyclist died in 2015 after being involved in a collision with a car outside Fryer’s Garden Centre, and in 2016 Miroslaw Chlap, a chef at Cottons, died after being hit by a car outside the hotel as he cycled home after work.

Allan is a member of the spa at Cottons Hotel, and the latest death on that stretch of road prompted him to start a petition calling for a review of the 60 speed limit.

Allan said: "I am pleased that the e-petition has gone live today and can be signed by a person of any age who lives, works or studies in the Cheshire East area.”

Knutsford Guardian:

Floral tributes at the scene of the latest fatal crash on Manchester Road

The e-petition went live on the Cheshire East Council website today (Thursday), and states: "We, the undersigned, petition the council to review the speed limit on the section of A50 Manchester Road outside Cottons Hotel and Fryers Garden centre.

Knutsford Guardian:

The view towards Knutsford from Cottons Hotel entrance

"In the past four years there have been three separate fatal accidents on this stretch of road, the most recent being on March 28, 2019."

Mr McNicol was the first person to sign the e-petition, which runs until May 3.

137 people signed a community governance review for Knutsford e-petition, and 465 signed an e-petition focusing on pedestrian safety at the junction of the A50/A54 in Holmes Chapel.